Sep 28 2016

MiMA Manhattan View condos

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460 W 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Part of this building is rental and upper floors are condos. The condo lobby is going to be renovated.

The gym and out door patios with grill stations

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Business center and screen room/potting; party room rents for $250 for 4 hours; the catering kitchen

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The gym and the out door lounge with large projection screen on the wall. Equinox is running the gym and free to owners and cost $150 for renters. The full size of basketball court is nice, is one of the seven in the city.

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And the apartments …

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Sep 28 2016

Aureole

135 W 42nd Street

This Michelin 1 star restaurant has great food and service. They accommodate our changing of time and sat us at the corner round table in the dining room – initially they told me for party of six has to be in the liberty room – we ended up have five people.

The patio is in the Anita’s Way. Business casual will do just fine.

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Sep 26 2016

King’s Premium Seafood

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374 Great Neck Road
Great Neck, NY 11021

The green awning has no name: either is they’re too new or they don’t care.

Because of a pick up, we discovered this deli style sea food eatery, on a street that houses mostly car body shops. The patrons at this eatery are all friends and acquaintance. One lady using her arm as a measuring stick, to say that she still remembers one of the staff as a toddler. Other than seafood, they sell raw meat too, and of course, serve meals.

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The waiting staff are two young guys, timid and slow. One came to take away the 4th settings but we’re only two. When we handed them the credit card, he asked if they accept this commonly used cc. When he brought back for our signature, he stands by, towers over us. The food came slow too. My shrimp, part of the meal arrived separately, when we almost finished.

The store is mostly white, which feels clean. The water bottle has, hopefully, a smear of mustard. There’s a bothersome fly. We’ve their lunch special: sushi rolls ($9 for 2 rolls $12 for three) and sushi/sashimi @ $15. The sashimi is fresh but the rice is too hard, as if not completely cooked, which is a huge turn off.

The menu looks bit pricey, especially the location but they offer some cute drinks (the Craze Coconut water tastes fake and sweet, and the Kimura Ramune/fun marble drink is better of the two – is carbonated). The wasabi is good too.

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Sep 24 2016

Fort Washington Park

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It’s under the Washington Bridge on the New York, along the Hudson River. This upper Manhattan area is known as Washington Height. The park has few tennis courts.

 

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Sep 22 2016

Sushi Village

3250 Francis Lewis Blvd,
Flushing, NY 11358
(718) 886-4733

An average eatery. A fly is hovering over us the entire time. We’ve lunch box. There are plastic lawn chairs outside, perhaps they get busy at certain time.

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Sep 21 2016

Mill Creek Tavern

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275 Bayville Ave
Bayville, NY 11709
(516) 628-2000

It’s the Yelp event.

It’s three locations. As usual, I didn’t check and went to their Roslyn branch. It’s busy with parking lot filled to the brim.

Driving out to this Bayville location, I pass by Oyster Bay Nation Wildlife Refuge on W Shore Road. The view is pretty even as the sky darkens. Unfortunately the restaurant is not on the water but the food is delicious and the staff is friendly. The utensils and tableware are nice.

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Sep 21 2016

Oyster Bay

Drive by shooting. A little too dark with poor photography skill (do I ever have? ha ha ha).

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Sep 14 2016

Freeport

South shore. The Woodcleft Avenue comes to live on weekends for parties. Open air bars, plenty party boats.

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Sep 14 2016

Waterfront Park

At end of S Long Beach Ave in Freeport

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Sep 14 2016

Wantagh Park

Off Wantagh State Pkwy, near Jones Beach

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